Exterity recently announced that it has strengthened its partnership with Samsung with the release of their latest TVgateway, which integrates seamlessly with Samsung LYNK REACH® hospitality middleware. The REACH platform now ingests Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) data directly from Exterity TVgateways, enhancing the information available to hotel guests through their Samsung in-room SmartTV.
This latest integration is the result of an ongoing close collaboration, as Exterity and Samsung both strive to develop easy-to-use hospitality-focused solutions that enhance the guest experience:
Exterity is a longstanding Samsung Technology Partner, always ensuring that their end-to-end IP video solutions provide support for the latest TV models from Samsung, including Tizen™ hospitality and signage displays and Samsung SMART Signage Platform (SSSP 5 and 6). Just like any other end point, the screens can be effortlessly controlled through the new Smart Control app on Exterity AvediaServer®.
Exterity hardware and software technologies are designed to suit a broad range of hospitality needs: from standard requirements for content distribution from an Exterity headend direct to REACH on Samsung SmartTVs, through to premium, end-to-end solutions providing live TV, Video on Demand and a suite of interactive guest services using Exterity ArtioGuest® middleware on Samsung Hospitality TVs and SmartTVs.
Exterity TVgateways are fully compatible with SmartTV clients and deliver live channels including 4K and encrypted content protected channels. With this new integration, the gateways can provide EPG information into Samsung REACH in the same way they contribute to an Exterity ArtioGuest system.
Exterity and Samsung integrated solutions are not limited to the guest room: Exterity’s ArtioSign® digital signage software is used in combination with Samsung displays in public areas such as bars and restaurants, reception and conference facilities, to communicate hotel messages, promotions and hotel information as well as entertain guests with live TV and sport.
Commenting on the continuing collaboration between the two companies, Dave Allan, Head of Product Management said, “This new integration continues to expand our technical partnership with Samsung and gives hospitality customers more options to include high-quality Exterity TVgateways in their projects alongside Samsung REACH, as an alternative to the advanced Exterity ArtioGuest”.
Seba Yacoub, senior technologist manager at Samsung Electronics notes: “We worked closely with Exterity team to identify the current needs of hoteliers and maximise the benefits of this integration. We were impressed at how quickly Exterity team was able to complete the integration of EPG with the REACH Solution”.